Patisserie

P A T I S S E R I E 19th April – 25th May 2022I am constantly searching for ways to challenge and rethink my relationship to materials and to discover new hands-on skills.  Whether as an amateur or professional to put myself in a position of ‘not knowing’,  and to explore and respond to the environments I learn in and … Read More

Material Behaviour

Material BehaviourMA Art and Material Histories City and Guilds of London Art School Wednesday 2nd June, 2021 Workshop at Rochester Square Ceramic studio in Camden. A day working with CLAY. Starting from a position of  ‘not knowing’ we will explore without boundaries the potential of this material. Tearing, Pushing, Pinching, Pulling, Dropping and Pressing to generate shape, form and ideas. We … Read More

Materiality & Meaning (Making Matters)

Materiality & Meaning (Making Matters) MA Art and Material Histories City and Guilds of London Art School ONLINE Workshops  January – February 2021 Laura White will lead a series of online research workshops – ‘Making Matters’ Each week materials will be explored from different perspectives with each student bringing their own experience to these material engagements. These sessions aim to … Read More

Making Research

Making ResearchMA Art and Material Histories City and Guilds of London Art School 6th January – 10th February, 2020 Laura White will lead a series of research workshops – ‘making’ research through hands-on and shared experience. Each week materials will be explored from different perspectives with each student bringing their own experience to these material engagements. These sessions aim to … Read More

Bread-meat-fabric-fish

MATERIAL MATTERS: bread-meat-fabric-fishTintype Gallery: Walk and Talk 23rd May, 2019. 3pm. Visiting local retailers Laura White will lead a tour and discussion looking at the engagement of hands-on processes used by different professionals – Fish monger, butcher, baker and haberdasher. We will explore the different skills, activities, crafts, tools and environments that are unique to these industries, to acquire insight … Read More

Stuff and Body

Body & Stuff – Exploring the Physicality of Materials and ObjectsCollective Studio at NewBridge Project, Gateshead. One-day workshop lead by Laura White This event will explore how our bodies relate, negotiate and deal with materials/objects/stuff… Looking at familiar everyday encounters – ordinary objects, such as kitchen utensils and cheap ready-mades – to making/constructing objects, which can relate to our own … Read More

Transformative Materials

TRANSFORMATIVE Materials Transformation – alchemy – entropy. How, what, and why materials transform – change. liquid to solid, stiff to flexible… How does this occur in different materials? How can we use these transformative opportunities? A Two-Part Workshop for students from Goldsmiths College Fine Art Undergraduate Programme exploring Transformative Materials.  Starting with Thinking Through Clay at Rochester Square Ceramic Studio,  followed by Martin … Read More

Touching, not seeing – Seeing, not touching

Touching – not seeing – Seeing – not touchingWorkshop run by Laura White at City and Guilds London Art School with BA Fine Art Year 2 students 21/11/8, and at PLATFORM Southwark London as part of Part of Matter(ing) exhibition 16/2/19. (Also included a talk by Laura on ‘Materiality’) Working in pairs. One person is blindfolded the other not. An … Read More

Material Matters

If you ever wondered….. What is a foam? How do materials break? Can you weave with stone? What makes a material strong?……. And are fascinated by glass!A Two-Part Workshop exploring Materiality run by Laura White with Fine Art students from Goldsmiths College. Starting with Martin Conreen’s library of materials to blowing your own glass. We all engage with materials in one way … Read More

A Dough Thing

MATERIALITY DAY : A DOUGH THINGTaking dough (not bread!) as our material we will be exploring the indissoluble relationship between mind, body and environment, investigating what it means to be in the world of objects/stuff/things, and how the materials around us affect and influence our bodies, behaviour, status and emotions. This experimental day with live dough aims to challenge us … Read More